Graphic Novel Review: Kitten Construction Company
Posted on November 13, 2018 at 8:09 am by Gene Ambaum
Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green. First Second, 2018. 9781626728301.
Mewburg is building a new mansion for its Mayor, but the City Planner won’t consider Marmalade’s design because she’s a cute little kitten and “just too adorable to be taken seriously.” After meeting Sampson, an electrical engineer / kitten who’s only been able to work as a dishwasher, they form an all-kitten construction firm and set out to prove their skills.
This is a wonderfully silly book that I wouldn’t mind reading over and over again to the right kid. Green’s art and comics keep getting better, which is saying something since his last book was Hippopotamister. A big shout out to Cat Caro’s textured colors — they really up the cute quotient.